Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Funding Agency:
American Epilepsy Society

AES Postdoctoral Research Fellowships support postdoctoral trainees conducting research into the causes, treatment, and consequences of epilepsy under the guidance of a mentor with expertise in epilepsy research. Proposals are welcomed across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical epilepsy research.

The fellowship award offers up to $50,000 for stipend and travel support to the AES Annual Meeting for one year, as well as a one-year AES membership. The number of awards granted each year is contingent upon available funds.

Deadline: Jan. 18, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Hold an M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., PharmD, RN, or equivalent degree
  • Be a postdoctoral research fellow at an appropriate institution before the start date (Researchers with appointments at the level of Instructor, Adjunct Professor, Research Assistant, or Assistant or Associate Professor are not eligible, nore are graduate or medical students, medical residents, permanent covernment employees, or employees of private industry.)
  • Have a defined research plan and access to institutional resources to conduct the proposed project
  • Have a qualified mentor(s) with expertise to supervise and provide guidance on epilepsy-related research
  • Have not previously been awarded an American Epilepsy Society or an Epilepsy Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

U.S. citizenship is not required; however, all research must be conducted in the U.S.

Applications are encouraged from women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.



Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows
Women and minorities encouraged


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

January 18, 2024